Chris Wainwright

Prof Chris Wainwright

Artist and Cape Farewell Board Member

Chris Wainwright is an artist and curator working primarily in photography video and performance. His recent exhibitions include: Futureland Now at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK: Between Time and Space, Heijo Palace, Nara, Japan: The Moons of Higashiyama, Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan: Between Land and Sea, Box 38 Ostende, Belgium: Trauma, Culturcentrum, Brugge, Belgium; and A Catalogue of Errors at the Diawa Foundation, London, UK.

He recently co-curated a major international touring exhibition for Cape Farewell called U-n-f-o-l-d that profiles the work of 23 international artists addressing issues of climate change. The exhibition has been shown in Vienna, London, Newcastle, Newlyn, Liverpool, Chicago, New York and Beijing.

Chris Wainwright’s photographic work is held in many major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; The Arts Council of England, UK; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France: the Polaroid Corporation, Boston, USA: Unilever, London, UK, The Today Museum, Beijing, China; as well as in numerous private collections.

Chris Wainwright is Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London and Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. He was recently a member of The Tate Britain Council, UK and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Cape Farewell, UK, an artist run organisation that promotes a cultural response to climate change. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Today Art Museum, Beijing, China and an advisor to Future Lab Tohoku in Japan and Artistic Director of the environmental network What Has To Be Done.